The Easiest Thing Most Homeowners Get Wrong

Let’s talk about winterizing – possibly one of the most misunderstood and poorly done activities of home ownership. And yet, it’s one of the least expensive things you can do for your home or office that will yield the biggest pay-off in both lower energy bills and peace of mind prevention. Because water damage restoration […]

Don’t Let Your Water Heater Poison You, Burn You or Explode

Below are tips to keep your water heater performing safely, and at it’s best. When water heaters are working properly, you can install it and forget about it, right? Usually—unless of course you want your water heater to poison you, burn you or explode. That’s right—explode. Think about it—you have a metal cylinder full of liquid that you’re […]

What every homeowner should know about their pipes

Leaky and damaged pipes can lead to dangerous problems and can cost thousands of dollars to repair. The worst part is that many homeowner insurance policies don’t cover water damage or water pipe repair and replacement. The good news is that water pipe damage can often be prevented with the proper observation and action. Here […]

5 False Plumbing Facts Everyone Thinks Are True

Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation about plumbing being passed around. Over the years we’ve seen it all, and too often we hear these five myths repeated like plumbing-gospel. We are here to set the record straight and debunk the plumbing myths that are doing more harm than good. Earthshattering Plumbing Myths Debunked 1.Lemons […]

What is an Automatic Water Shut-Off System?

Automatic water shut-off systems have water sensors on the floor that signal a control panel to shut off the main water supply and alert home owners to potential water damage. These sensors monitor water threats when you are away from your home and while your family is sleeping. People rarely associate flooding with fire, but […]

Go Green and Save Money by Upgrading Appliances

Looking to cut down your monthly utility bills and help the environment at the same time?  Fortunately, saving money and helping the environment often go hand-in-hand.  If you still have appliances made in the 1990s or earlier, it is probably time to consider replacing some of those old appliance, because appliance technology has come a […]

3 DIY Tips to Avoid Plumbing Disasters

With regular maintenance from a professional plumber and a few Do-It-Yourself plumbing tips, you can reduce the chances of being hit with a plumbing disaster.  If you have ever experienced a plumbing emergency, you know how terrible they can be.  Together we can take a stand against plumbing disasters!  Here are 3 easy Do-It-Yourself tips […]

Converting Your Propane Grill to Gas

I know what you are thinking, what does a plumbing company know about natural gas lines?  Believe it or not, natural gas installation and repair is one of our specialties.  Not only can we handle gas hot water heater, gas stove, and gas furnace installations, but something people often overlook is how easy it is […]

Water Line Replacement

Main water line replacement or repair usually catches most people by surprise, because too many people don’t realize that once your main water line leaves the the meter at the curb, anyrepairs and service to that line are your responsibility. That’s right. The city or utility company will only take care of the pipes under the street and […]

Susan

Susan | Office Manager Holidays loom large in Susan Proctor’s life. Not only did Susan start her new role on Halloween—her birthday is Valentine’s Day. She’s originally from Buffalo and has been married for 24 years. Her son is an Army soldier, and her daughter is a Temple University graduate. Before coming to RPS, she […]

What to Do if Your Pipes Freeze

Do you know what to do if your pipes freeze? Use this blog as your quick-reference resource guide this winter. If you read our last blog, you already know what to do to keep your pipes from freezing.  However, if it’s too late and you’ve got a problem, here’s what to do. First, what is […]

Sean

Sean | Plumbing Assistant Sean Farrow has been with Robinson’s Plumbing Service since 2010. He is skilled in working with water heaters, sewer drain pipes and setting toilets. He has lived in Florida but is happy to call Richmond his home now. He enjoys spending time with his fiancée Julia and their son Aiden. His […]

Top Tips for Getting a Head Start on Your Plumbing Winter Preparations

Are you ready to get a head start on your plumbing winter preparations? This list has some of our favorite–and easiest–advice for winter-proofing the plumbing in your home. Taking even just a few of these steps could save you money on your utility bills and save wear-and-tear on your pipes and your home. Outside Disconnect […]

Is Your Plumbing Ready for Winter?

“I’ll give you a prediction: It’s gonna be cold, it’s gonna be grey, and it’s gonna last you for the rest of your life.” Bill Murray in Groundhog Day Is your plumbing ready for winter? The best time to think about winterizing your plumbing is while the days are still warm, so that you’re more […]

Michael

Michael | Technician Michael Etter brings 10 years of plumbing experience to RPS, 8 of those years in new residential and light commercial plumbing and 2 of those years in service and excavations. He also completed 2 years of training at Richmond Technical Center. Michael is a local Richmonder—born at Chippenham Hospital. He loves to […]

State Water Heaters

ABOUT STATE WATER HEATERS You know how we know State water heaters can stand up to even the most brutal Virginia summer or any freak snow or ice storm our region can dish out? Because State Industries, Inc., the maker of State water heaters, tests every one of their products in the most extreme regions […]

WaterSafe Monitoring

Disasters are more than just inconvenient—they’re disruptive and expensive. And don’t they always seem to hit at the worst time? (Not that there’s any good time for a disaster, when you think about it.) One evening around 5:30 p.m. when our technicians were heading back to our shop, we received an emergency call from our […]

A Preventable Winter Disaster

Winterizing your home plumbing isn’t just about conserving energy and being “green,” although that is an added bonus. It’s about potentially saving yourself thousands of dollars in repairs when something goes wrong in cold winter weather… …saving yourself hours and hours of time battling with home insurance claims… ….and saving yourself the heartache of the […]

What Do You Get When a Dental Assistant Meets a Plumber?

You get the beginning of a great 10-year relationship and one of the best family-owned and operated plumbing businesses in Richmond! If you haven’t already been properly introduced to Gary and Michelle Robinson of Robinson’s Plumbing Service, then you’re missing out on one of the best-kept secrets amongst Richmond homeowners. Because what started as Gary’s […]